Here are some critical Week 8 football games to watch in San Juan County
Piedra Vista vs. Roswell
The Panthers have home field advantage against the Coyotes this time in a critical 5A rematch.
Piedra Vista, which is averaging 39 points in its last four games, would be another step closer to a possible first-round bye in the 5A playoffs.
Roswell beat PV 26-14 in last year’s matchup, which kept PV from potentially getting a first-round bye in 2018.
The Panthers (5-1) must get a win over a foe of Roswell’s caliber to be ready for a deeper 5A playoff run. It won’t be easy, though.
Roswell (6-0) is also putting up blistering numbers on the scoreboard. Roswell is averaging 55.3 points a game, including 54-plus points scored in each of its last three games.
Expect a high-scoring slugfest in this one.
Kirtland Central vs. Moriarty
The Broncos (2-3) need a second quality victory to aid their chances at returning to the 4A playoffs in November.
Kirtland opened 2019 on a rough note, but it has a golden opportunity to make up ground facing the Pintos (2-4) on Homecoming night.
Both sides are fighting to stay in the 4A playoff picture, and a win over a 4A adversary will only help bolster Kirtland’s postseason résumé.
Matt Hollinshead covers sports for the Daily Times. He can be reached at 505-564-4577 and on Twitter at @MattH_717.